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Lock 'n' Load Bistro

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142 Boundary St | West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3844 0142
15:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waiting for my husband to finish work I popped into lock n load for a beer on a hot arvo. I like going to lock n load because I don't feel weird having a beer by myself and the staff always make you feel welcome.

Thank Claudia M
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast in the West End, fantastic staff and excellent customer service. Downside is they need a better air conditioning system.

Thank theurbanpilgrim
Brisbane, Australia
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147 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our social group of six decided to try Lock 'n' Load based on a recommendation and made a reservation for a 6.30pm Dinner. Immediately inside the entry door is a relatively small area with a bar...either for pre meal drinks or just to meet friends for a drink or two. Very cramped and very noisy. There are two dining areas....a... More 

Thank rogeria l
Toowoomba, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday breakfast before the West End markets. Like to eat something different so went for "Craft Beer Beans", which include bacon, cornbread and jalapeno......delicious. My wife and daughter had avocado and grilled haloumi on toast.......they weren't disappointed. Obviously the place is a bar/music/restaurant later in the day.........but perfect for breakfast. Would like to go back for lunch or dinner some... More 

Thank Christopher H
Muswellbrook, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were out-of-towners up in Brisbane for a long weekend and stopped in as it was the first one open with air conditioning. Well, we were all presently surprised by the fantastic service and the best breakfast I have EVER had! It makes me want to move there so it can be my local eatery!

Thank Kristy J
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I have visited this bar several times. The menu and food are a delight. Great atmosphere, good service. Terrific drinks selection. The garden courtyard is also a great feature when the temperature is right.

Thank Matthew G
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I came here with my partner and her parents for lunch in summer and had some cool drinks and delicious hearty burgers (brisket, pulled pork, cheeseburger etc) and had a great time with delicious food. Staff were a tiny bit quirky and fun but not intrusive. Food was delicious. Venue was cool.

Thank Dugie7
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Live band. Delicious food. Good choices for drinks. Great ambience. Definitely recommended! In the heart of west end.

Thank Ashleigh C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We dine often at Lock n Load and the meals are consistently of a high quality. I highly recommend the Lamb Shoulder - I'm drooling just thinking about it. The atmosphere is relaxed (especially out back in the garden), the staff are always attentive and friendly AND they have Stone n Wood Pacific Ale on tap....what more can I say!

Thank BrizBali
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Good value, high quality meal, could have more varieties of beer on tap. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank simongraham67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$34
Australian, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Boundary St | West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3844 0142

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?